Materials List

Watercolor Suggested Materials List

Arches (or equivalent) cold pressed Watercolor Block  140# paper min. weight, size 14”x 20 min or 18” x 24”or larger preferred
As a substitute for the above, you may use single sheet CP 300# (4 each) or Crescent CP watercolor board

Watercolor 1” flat and an (optional) 2” flat for big washes (I will have a few with me if you don’t have one)
#10, 8 and 6 rounds

Pencils and Paper:
Sketch pad (8 ½ x 11 or larger) and 2 H pencils, kneaded eraser

Palette – I prefer the Quiller (32) divided plastic however bring any you have.  We will discuss the pro’s and con’s of the various palettes.
Mask and mask pick-up
One or more natural sponges
Minimum  1 qt water container
Spray bottle (or use mine), cotton hand towel, painting board (if using single sheets), hair dryer (optional) or use mine

Feel free to bring your own palette.  For beginning students I do everything possible to keep costs down.   I use Daniel Smith paints exclusively for my work.  Their range of hues and pigment concentration can’t be beat.   Daniel Smith carries my palette below as a ‘kit’.   Purchased individually the paints would cost $203.82 but if purchased as a ‘kit’ the price would be $149.88 with free shipping.   The kit is available ‘on-line’ (after Nov. 1st) or by calling Bernadette Brown at Daniel Smith Artists’ Materials directly (800-426-6740).

Perylene Green                            Quinacridone Gold                             Sap Green                         Quinacridone Rose
Quinacridone Red                       French Ultramarine Blue                Cobalt Blue                       Cerulean Blue
Burnt Umber                                 Raw Umber                                           Van Dyke Brown            Burnt Sienna
Yellow Ochre                                Phthalo Blue (GS)                                Alizarin Crimson           Carbazole Violet
Aureolin (Cobalt Yellow)        Lemon Yellow